The humanity of Second Member of the Godhead
(…continues from part 6…)
7) In conclusion, Christ has always been. Lord Jesus has been from the eternal past, when nothing had the being of the creationism. His existence prior to the creationism, underscores the eternality of His Divinity. The biblical couch of Mosaic Pentateuch, as was dictated from the lips of the Most High, has a commencement of, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebraic scripting is notיהוה which has the transliteration of Yehôvâh or the English Jehovah. It is not ‘ĕlôahh a transliteration of אלוהּ, which means: God or god (in the singular). The term ‘God’ in Genesis 1:1 is אלהים with a transliteration of: ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’). This ‘ĕlôhı̂ym is ‘God,’ in the plural. The reason why it is in the plural is simply because in the Godhood of the Divinity are three distinct Personages: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. If Jesus Christ is the Second Member of the Godhead, then, what does one say of Christians? They are, indeed, highly favoured!Genesis 1:1
The verb, ‘made,’ found in John 1:14, being weak and or a wrong interpretation, tends to imply that the Word of God is an object of creationism. Going by the Greek for that word which is ginomai (ǰiy’-no-mai): ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate). 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being),’ the Word of God, the Christ merely ‘came into being’ or just ‘became’ flesh i.e. mankind, which He, hitherto, was not! Simple! The word of Jesus is God’s word; and the word of God is the word of Jesus Christ. It is a conundrum! If it is not Christ, God does not utter it. The Word of God exists before eternality; was spoken to engender creationism. The WORD is of the Trinity. Why would the first mention of “God” in Scripture be ‘Elohiym –plurality of God—? Christ is eternally involved. Amen!
In Genesis 18:27-32, every mention of ‘Lord’ (with only ‘L’ as the capital) is the Hebrew אֲדֹנָי which is the transliteration of ‘Adonay (ad-o-noy’). The Jewish tongue does not suffer ‘Adonay to be designated to any creature; it is absolutely of Jehovah, the Almighty Jehovah God. The Genesis chapter 18 scenario proves that Christ, in His preincarnate manifestation, showed up in His physical essence and did not only hold a discussion with Abraham and his wife, but was visibly seen by them. This show of physical responsibility by the Divinity underscores the keen interest that the Owner of the world has for the Adamic race. This tells me that the Divinity of Jesus is real; He answers prayers. Humans can rely on Him for divine beneficence.
Exodus 33:22-23 “And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” From the verses above, ‘hand’ is kaph (kaf): ‘1. the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree). 2. (figuratively) power.’ The ‘hollowness’ of the hand presents to my perception the concavity of the divine caring hand of the Almighty and its eternally commodiousness for the protection all entities of creation over and over and again. The anthropomorphic dimension of God must ineluctably have five sprouts of gripping fingers and a thumb on His palm. Of course, it is the grace of God that took divine care of Moses, lest he inadvertently be led by stupid carnality to behold the face of eternality and be destroyed. Five is the scriptural number of grace. Hallelujah!
Jesus, the Word of God, during the Jerusalem Temple journey at age twelve.
Indeed, God’s protective hand which Moses, indubitably did see, is the physicality of the anthropomorphic hand of the Eternal LORD of creation, not in a dream, but in broad daylight! An absolute oomph! Incredulous! It certainly reminds me of the Scripture which says “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” of Titus 2:11, was an unfadable event so bodacious to ever evaporate from the mind of Moses. Stupendous phenomenality was this Mount Sinai spectacle! Every Christian inevitably has access to this eternal hand of God’s protective deliverance. Amen.
Why would the Lord choose the Jericho approach to appear in Person to Joshua? Jericho happened to be a great hurdle for Israel. The manna from heaven was about stop falling for their sustenance. It must have an involvement of divine operative to pulverize the impregnable walls of Jericho. When the Lord eventually makes His incarnational entry into our world He would bear the name of Joshua. His preincarnational manifestation should of necessity come face to face with His eventual name sake. Does He not make the divine asseveration of “without me ye canst do nothing” of John 15:5? Is Jehovah not called “a man of war” [Exodus 15:3]? A wise person will call on Jesus to fix the removal of all obstacles. Does the Bible not say of Him “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” [Colossians 1:17]. The Greek for ‘consist’ is sunistao (sïn-iy-staō’) meaning, ‘to set together.’ Through Jesus all things are held together –an absolute preserve of the Almighty, most definitely.
Was wounded for my transgression; His death rolled away my death. Hallelujah!
It reads in the Book of Judges 13:2, “And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.” The empyreal Visitant came for some notable causes. The name Zorah or the Hebraic Tsor`ah (tsor-aw’), ‘a place in Israel’ has its etymology in tsir`ah (tsir-aw’): ‘a wasp (as stinging).’ Danites being descendants of Dan, means ‘judge.’ Manoah means ‘complete rest.’ Put all of this together and you have come to the understanding that God came personally to judge the atrocities being meted on Israel, His sworn child of adoption. Christians are a holy nation like the Nazarite culmination of the birth of Samson. Nazarite means ‘holy, separate;’ and Samson is ‘sunlight.’ The Angel of the LORD, the preincarnational manifestation of the Christ, the Light of the world, called Himself ‘secret’ meaning ‘wonderful’, that immediately reminds one of Isaiah 9:6. Jesus will do everything to keep us safe. Bank on this; you will never lose! Never! Amen!
Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
Part six is here